Android Pay arriving in Czech Republic and Brazil next week

Back in May this year, Google announced that it’s mobile payments service Android Pay will soon be available in five more markets around the world, including Brazil. And now, it looks like the Brazilian launch is imminent. The company has started sending out press invites for a November 14 event in the country, and it’s likely that Android Pay will be officially launched in the country that day. Not only Brazil, but Czech Republic is also apparently set to get the service the same day, as November 14 event has been scheduled there as well. Via 1 2

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Report says HTC U11 Life arriving on November 2 for €400

We already knew HTC is working on an Android One smartphone dubbed U11 Life. In fact, the device has already had most of its key specs leaked. However, there has been no word on its pricing and availability. Well, that was until now, as a new report is suggesting the phone will be made official at the company’s November 2 event (alongside the U11 Plus). The report also says pricing would be around €400 in Europe. The complete spec sheet has been revealed as well, most of which is inline with what all has been already leaked. The info includes 5.2-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 630…

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Google confirms Android 8.1 Oreo arriving in coming weeks

Yesterday, Google revealed details about Pixel Visual Core, a little system-on-chip (SoC) included in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to speed up image processing. As part of those details, the company confirmed the Android 8.1 Oreo update – specifically, the developer preview (MR1) – will be rolled out “in the coming weeks.” Needless to say, Pixel phones (both first and second gen) will be the first ones to get it. Aside from enabling Pixel Visual Core on Pixel 2 phones, there’s currently no information on what other new features (if any) the update will bring along. Source

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Oreo update for Huawei Mate 9 could be arriving soon

Looks like the Huawei Mate 9 could be receiving the Oreo update soon. The device with Android 8.0 on board has been spotted listed on benchmarking website Geekbench. For what it’s worth, this is not the first time we are hearing about the Mate 9 Android 8.0 update – back in April this year, we saw a glimpse of Oreo-powered Mate 9 (the ROM was in early development stage at that time). A benchmark appearance doesn’t guarantee, but does indicate that final testing is going on and if everything goes fine, roll out should begin sooner than later. Source | Via

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Moto X4 arriving in India in October, Motorola confirms

Motorola has confirmed that the Moto X4 smartphone will be made official for India next month. The confirmation came in the form of a tweet which revealed October 3 as the date. Get ready for an #xperience unlike any other with the #MotoX4. Unveiling on 3rd October. pic.twitter.com/6ZNeOXBuXJ— Motorola India (@motorolaindia) September 19, 2017 The device was officially unveiled by Lenovo last month during the IFA conference in Berlin. The company confirmed that Europe will be the first region to get the device. Pricing would be €399 and availability is set for…

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